The Natucket 26 hour Rescue – Walter N. Chase and his six man Coskata life saving crew battled heavy seas to rescue A British three masted schooner, H.P. Kirkham, sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, January 16, 1892, bound for New York. The Kirkham carried a crew of seven men and a load of salt and pickled fish. Battling her way through heavy seas, she became lost in the blinding sleet and at seven o’clock the night of January 16, 1892, she hit the Rose and Crown Shoal, located about 15 miles off Great Point, Nantucket.

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